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Location: Pavia, Italy

Workshop “Landscapes for Quantum Gravity” in Pavia, Italy

PHYSICS COLLOQUIA – The Graduate School of Physics – The University of Pavia

LANDSCAPES FOR QUANTUM GRAVITY

Department of Physics, via Bassi 6, Pavia, Italy

In recent years the possible scenarios for a quantum gravity theory have grown more varied than ever. The panorama offers suggestive landscapes ranging from String Theory to an information-theoretic origin of the gravitational field not needing a direct quantization. Loop Quantum Gravity has been an active player in shaping this varied landscape and the idea of this workshop is to offer a panoramic view of the subject with a few Colloquium style talks addressed to graduate students not necessarily familiar with current research in quantum gravity.

February Thursday 16th, 2012

10:00-10:50 Francesca Vidotto “General covariant transition amplitude in quantum cosmology”
11:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-15:50 Carlo Rovelli “Covariant LQG”
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:20 Simone Speziale “Loop quantum gravity and polyhedra”

February Friday 17, 2012

10:00-10:50 Giorgio Immirzi “Elementary geometry of Lorentzian spinfoam”
11:00-11:50 Etera Livine “Spinor Networks: from classical discrete geometry to quantum gravity”
12:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-15:50 Edward Wilson-Ewing “Loop Quantum Cosmology”
16:00-16:50 Discussion and final remarks (Mauro Carfora)